30% Brighter PhlatLight™ LEDs Enable Larger Screen Sizes Including New 67" Model
Las Vegas, Nevada - January 7, 2008 - Luminus Devices, Inc. today announced it will preview the latest models in Samsung Electronics' new line of Slim Depth Widescreen LED -Powered DLP® HDTVs with 1080p resolution, featuring Luminus' patented PhlatLight™ LED technology. Luminus' significant breakthroughs in achieving unprecedented brightness levels from its PhlatLight LEDs have created a 30% improvement in brightness over last year's product, enabling the first -ever 67" screen size in Samsung's Slim DLP series and making it the largest LED -illuminated DLP ever created. New models will be unveiled during this week's 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
"We continue to invest in R&D to improve the brightness and efficiency of our PhlatLight LED technology," said John Langevin, vice president of sales and marketing at Luminus Devices, Inc. "These improvements allow our RPTV customers to increase the brightness and viewing angles of their existing models, while adding larger screen sizes."
Samsung's 2008 LED DLP line -up will include two new models - the 61" HL61A750 and the 67" HL67A750. The new LED models will feature Samsung's new slim, lightweight cabinet design featuring an ultra slim bezel. In addition to offering up to 40% more color, the new models carry PhlatLight LEDs' long lifetime, eliminating the need for lamp replacement and improving environmental friendliness. This combined with DLP technology's exceptional contrast and 1080p resolution gives consumers the superior viewing experience provided by the Slim DLP series with the option of an even larger screen size.
"Consumer demand for outstanding picture quality in larger screen sizes continues to grow and Samsung has answered this demand with our Slim DLP line," said Steve Panosian, director of marketing, DLP and CRT HDTV products at Samsung Electronics America. "Now, not only are we able to offer a very thin bezel that allows the sets to fit where others won't, but we are also able to deliver this advantage in larger screen sizes that use substantially less energy than plasma or LCD sets of the same size, thanks in large part to Luminus' PhlatLight LED technology."
Samsung introduced the first LED DLP TV incorporating PhlatLight technology in a 56" screen size in 2006. The company expanded the product line in 2007 by creating new models of LED DLP HDTVs in screen sizes up to 61". The latest lineup is the third generation of Samsung's Slim LED DLP series incorporating PhlatLight technology, with models that include screen sizes up to 67".
Luminus will demonstrate a variety of consumer and professional display products illuminated by PhlatLight technology, including multiple new pocket projectors, a prototype home theater projector and large screen LCD backlight units, with a focus on enabling slimmer panels and improved performance. The demonstrations will take place this week in a private suite at The Mirage, located at 3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada. Anyone interested in scheduling an appointment should contact Bree Clidence at (760) 940 -9025 or Kaycee Roberts at (401) 490 -9700 for more information.
About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices, Inc. develops and manufactures high performance solid state light sources for a variety of illumination applications, including high definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, and lighting systems. Its patented PhlatLight (Photonic Lattice) LED products are the brightest and most versatile solid state light sources available today and are enabling innovative products and applications never before possible. Luminus Devices' headquarters and primary manufacturing facilities are located in Billerica, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com and www.phlatlight.com.
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Note to editors: PhlatLight is a trademark of Luminus Devices. DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.